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  1. Hey guys, Does anyone know the difference in down force on the V8 between the SP350/'02+ ridiculously low front spoiler and the pre-'02 boomerang pieces?? I've installed teh pre-'02 spoiler on my '02 V8, as the stock one is just not practical on South FL roads and lot enterances (or any other roads for that matter...). I like the SP350 spoiler better, just can't keep it from getting damaged down here.
  2. I also have Johan's Race ECU, Reflowed Turbos, Blitz Boost Controller and Meth Injection (along with some other goodies...). I've never had any code errors. I did have some idling issues after the Meth injection install, but after "properly" hard resetting the ECU and letting it "properly" cycle 5-5-5-5 times, it's been smooth ever since. I have also lost a bit of traction once or twice on a hard acceleration, but my rear tires aren't that good, so I'll say it's due to that. As for power, MAN, I have to say it's Orgasmic!! My wastegates bottom out at 11.5 PSI. When doing spirited runs
  3. Was wondering if I could get some feedback on those of you who have installed the newly researched Lotus suspension. One of our FL members a few hours north of me installed all four corners about 2 months ago, and he says on the higher level setting, which is supposed to be the stock Esprit height, is like a 4x4 Esprit!! Lotus said he has to give it time to settle... Man, I've seen plenty of other upgraded suspension setups/installs on other sports cars and have yet to see a car need more than 2 months to "settle"!?!? The Final Run setup is just ridiculously expensive at $5K for the fo
  4. Come now Grasshopper... such quandaries have been taken care of!! The real question is will you be having the "cojones" to drive your Esprit up this year!!
  5. Anyone from South Florida doing the Celebration Fest in Orlando this weekend?? Will be tearing up the Turnpike on Thursday night on my way up there!!
  6. Well at least over here in South Florida, those stock Dunlops or any others I've tried SUCK I also race with the SCCA and NASA over here, and have obtained various opinions from other drivers, as well as from a Manager at Tire Rack, and one our Lotus members here in the states happens to have done engineering work (testing) for tirerack. So far, the top honorable mentions (and from personal experience) goes to the Goodyear F1 DS-3's, Michellin Pilot PS-2's, and Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Positions. I have the Pole Positions on my Boxster, and they are great on the corners, but just
  7. Well here's and interesting one... My friend just bought a '99 Azure Blue V8 here in the USA, South Florida. For some odd reason, the previous owner (who we don't know of, as the car was at an auction) disconnected the siren from the alarm. Why you ask, is because whenever he locks and sets the alarm with the key fob, after about 2 minutes, the blinkers and brake lights start flashing (28 times with about 5-10 second intervals....). They continue to do so for a couple of minutes and finally stop, which if I am correct, the alarm has a timeout after going off as to not kill the battery.
  8. Hi guys, Have not posted in some time, but definitely cannot pass up this thread. I also have been in this fiasco since January of this year!! I was promised the gearbox within 6 to 8 weeks max, and ended up receiving it 6 months later in June! During that time, I never once received the promised call backs, but did receive plenty of direct blaitent lies and stories to entertain and enrage me even further. When I finally received the gearbox, they didnt even ship it properly and therefore I had to wait another 2 weeks (and $225) just to get it out of Customs! They could have Fedexed
  9. You guys are simply nuts... I mean, how the heck would a shelf be able to hold up an Esprit anyhow!?!?
  10. Blue Thunder "Wet & Sexy"... and ready for action! BTW, BLUE is it!!!! B)
  11. U guys are really going to make me do this aren't you... I'll be in New York in two months... but the real question is not the terminal velocity, it's what the odds will be of crashing into a human head
  12. Man, Talk about have lots of time on your hands I'll just save the airplane fuel and throw my 1:18 model Esprit off the Empire State Building and I'll bet I can beat your 380mph... only problem is that I can only beat that speed once...
  13. Thanks Feffman, Actually, I already know Peter quite well ;-) Peter is about an hour north of me in West Palm Beach. I'm looking for people in the Miami area.
  14. Actually I also need Matching Magnolia leather, but I need "MATCHING", I would also like to know such a place, as we need to slightly modify my interior A-Arm cover ...
  15. All I have to say is... "Simply RIDICULOUS!" We're over here States side taking out 450 HP Corvette Z06's (not just on the track either...) and they're telling us that a Diesel Bimmer and a Ford Focus can take an Esprit!?!?!?!?!?!? Dumb @!$ Just my 2 cents!
  16. I'm not really too keen on the drilling of holes into my console... especially with my limited "handyman" and electrical skills. I'd much prefer a 3rd pary electronic gadget that will measure more than just boost... although I'd prefer an A-Arm mounted Boost gauge, that would also be in a great line of sight.
  17. Hey guys, I was wondering, as Lotus Cars USA couldn't help much as to "this kind of detailed question..." Who knows, or can find out the following: The 25th Anniv. edition '02 Esprits were 100 produced worldwide right? (Not 100 in the U.S. and more overseas??) Secondly, How many Esprits were produced from 2002 to 2004?? I already know of 100 in '02, and 38 for '04 & the "loop-hole" '03.5's. BUT, how about '03?? Finally, does anyone out there have an Azure Blue Esprit with a VIN higher than production number 10443 (25th Anniv. ed. #094/100) ?? I understand t
  18. Yep, DEFINITELY much better response, more power, and "Dark Jedi" throatier exhaust note (not to mention a bit louder)! I had our local Lotus Race mechanice install them, as I had heard some fitment issues, so didn't want to take any chances. Either way, I don't have access to a lift anyhow. The loose fitting is at the connection clamp to the stock exhaust. It's already pretty tight. If the rattling comes back, I'll need to try a gasket of some sort in between the clamp and pipe in order to tighten the connecting points, as well as muffle the vibrations.
  19. Hey Guys, I'm looking to somehow measure the Boost in my '02 V8. Claudius in the U.S. offers a customized Interior A-Arm with a dial boost gauge in it, exactly what I need... only problem is that he only sells/makes them in Back, and I need Magnolia. So is there anyone else out there that can custom make one of these contraptions?? Otherwise, are there any sleek electrical options??
  20. Actually no... but if I did, I'd still ask them the same question I wanted to ask back then... "Why the hell a Ferrari and not a Lotus!?!?" They would have never caught Bond!!!
  21. Iceman

    chip upgrades

    Is that 400BHP with JUST the Chip upgrade??
  22. Guys or Gals that is?! Seems I'm pretty much alone in the Miami, FL, US area (Except for some Elise people...). Anyone out there in the Miami area with an Esprit?? Willy Miami Beach, FL
  23. Alrighty then, It's been 2 months now that I've had the Hyper-Flows on the car ('02 V8). The first 3 weeks were perfect. So far, still great, but I am getting a metal rattling vibration noise from the Muffler, which started a little under a month after installing it. I was giving it some time before reporting back on my experience, as I've heard some great performance comments, with some poor fitting issues. I have the stock muffler, as Kevin's Tubi stories scared mye away from even thinking about the this exhaust. Seems if I get a rag and squeeze the Cat to Muffler connecting clamps h
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